Lighting Your Illustration with Blending Modes in Photoshop

Explore a handful of blending modes that artists use on a daily basis to light illustrations. Software required: Photoshop CC.
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 6, 2014
Duration
2h 2m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 6, 2014
Duration
2h 2m
Description

Throughout this Photoshop tutorial we'll explore a handful of blending modes that artists use on a daily basis to light illustrations. You'll begin to see the flexibility and range that both layer and tool blending modes present. They are powerful tools that deserve a place in every digital artist's tool set. Lighting effects can be tricky, and filters stand out a mile away. But by the end of this Photoshop training, you'll know that with blending modes, the control and look is put back in the hands of the user and end result can be highly effective. Software required: Photoshop CC.

About the author
About the author

Alex Alvarado is a Concept Artist for Star Team LLC in Burbank, California.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
My name is Alex Alvarado. I am currently working in Burbank, California as the art director for the mobile game Gizmoids produced by Star Team LLC. I have been working as a concept artist in film and video games for the past five years. In this course we are going to go over some lighting techniques in Photoshop using Photoshop's own blending modes. They are an essential instrument in every digital artist's handbag. We will go over how they are categorized as well as the ones that I use on a daily basis for every illustration that I create in Photoshop. Furthermore, we will explore some fun and quick lighting techniques that I use when I am creating various visual effects in my illustrations. Effects like lightning, neon, and even energy blasts. This is going to be a fun exploration of some digital painting and concept art essentials. I have learned a lot over the years and I am excited to have the chance to share these lessons with you and Digital-Tutors. So, let's get started with the first lesson.